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GAMBLER

Denmark, 2005 (MIFF 2006, Danmark Nu)

Director: Phie Ambo

GAMBLER

Phie Ambo's documentary sees her turning the camera on fellow Danish filmmaker, Nicholas Winding Refn, detailing his real-life tale of risk and sacrifice.

After crashlanding in Cannes with the gritty debut, Pusher, Winding Refn suffered a box office flop, Fear X (2003), which saw him plunged into bankruptcy. His solution was to shoot back-to-back sequels to Pusher while wrestling financial advisors and taking care of his wife and newborn baby.

With seemingly unlimited access, Ambo captures Winding Refn's most personal moments, from arguments with his partner to weeping on the couch at the imminent prospect of losing everything. “My ambition was to create a story that all who are familiar with the feeling of hitting rock bottom would recognise and be entertained by.” - Phie Ambo

D/S Phie Ambo P Sigrid Helene Dyekjaer, Christian Rank WS Nordisk Film International Sales L Danish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2006/78mins

Phie Ambo was born in Denmark in 1973. Her films include Family (2001, doco) and Growing Up in a Day (2002, doco short).

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